Personal Branding Blog

Personal Branding Blog

The Personal Branding Blog is part of the Small Business Trends Publisher Channel, offering branding and career advice from Dan Schawbel and his team of experts. The blog helps professionals build a powerful brand to remain competitive in the job market.


How To Become More Focused and Efficient Using These 6 Tips

Are you finding it a challenge to bring the right amount of focus to your work while still maintaining a high level of efficiency? Sometimes speed is mistaken for efficiency, but if the quality of your work suffers, you may need to try another approach. These tips should help.


Measure Your Startup’s Success Beyond the Bottom Line

Startup success can't always -- and probably shouldn't -- be measured in a monetary way. There are plenty of other ways to determine if your startup business is making inroads and on a course to success.


How to Deal With Lazy Employees

As the head of your small business, you know it's almost impossible to not deal with a lazy employee or employees at some point. So, what are the best ways of handling these lagging members of your team?


8 Things You Need On Your Desk

What's on your work desk? It could be cluttered with a lot of things you don't need. But don't go without having these staples -- not literal staples, though they're a good idea, too -- at the ready on or in your desk.


What Does Making a Bad Hire Really Cost?

What's the cost of a making a bad hiring decision? It's probably a lot more than you think. A new study from Career Builder aims to put a price on making a bad employment decision.


5 Ways to Tackle Scheduling Your Employees

When your help is coming in and leaving on a day-to-day basis is maybe one of the more important jobs you have as a small business owner. Here are 5 tips to help you make the best employee schedule possible.


Too Busy Doesn’t Equal Getting Lots Done

If you're a small business owner, being busy is part of the game. Being able to handle it -- namely, still getting work done despite being busy -- is key to your success.

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